ERIC Number: ED075461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec-8
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Perspectives of School Desegregation in the Southeast.
Williams, Harry B.
With the possible exception that defacto segregation and other factors have hindered integration more in the large cities, the success of integration efforts cannot be related to variations in community size. A clearly significant variable has been the commitment, steadfastness and skill in community relations of the school superintendent. Other variables involve past and current levels of racial tension in the community, the existence of effective black/white communication and decision-making, and the degree of commitment of both whites and blacks to overall community stability and progress. Three basic types of school systems exist in Georgia now: (1) those in deep trouble--due to busing, internal problems, or effective white attempts to reinstitutionalize segregation through private schools; (2) those with problems (the majority of systems in the State)--struggling with basic educational problems due to desegregation and the subtle problems of communication and human relations; and (3) those on their way--moving toward true integration and the basic improvement of education. (For related documents, see TM 002 526-537, 539-541.) (KM)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Public Schools, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, School Administration, School Desegregation, School Districts, Speeches, Success
Not available separately; see TM 002 526
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Note: Paper presented at Session I of Southeastern Invitational Conference on Measurement in Education (11th, Athens, Georgia, December 8, 1972)